Grandpa Again

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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:22 pm

There is no knowing knowing because we'll not be around to watch the full course of tiny Viva's life; yet, I hold to the belief that love prevails and the constructs of family widely vary. Single motherhood can be difficult, indeed, yet Lorca is certainly situated with longtime, solid friends and loving, supportive relatives. I seriously cannot imagine [and if I'm going to imagine anything for Viva, it's going to be a life with love coming from all directions] Lorca's life being one of 'typical' single motherhood, as that term is generally understood. The relationship that Rufus has with Jorn is reportedly a long one and many of the gay people I've known have tended to have relationships of greater longevity than many of the straight people I've known. Some women begin as married mothers and still end up as 'single' Moms, with/without the father's involvement in the child's life. The Cohen family and the Wainwright family each have appeared [long before Viva's blessed birth] to be ones of close knitting. Katherine made sure that Rufus and Martha knew what it is to be loved and valued members of a genuine family that many could only wish to know. Lorca and Adam have unequivocally known Leonard's love and he has demonstrated his support of their mother. Viva has been born into a family constellation overflowing with familial love and support, and for me, that's the best predictor that Viva's life will be of the same pattern and she, too, will know what it is to be deeply loved and supported.


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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Anjani as Leonard's daughter? Possible with their ages, but the media needs to do more serious searching before publication. And where are the editors doing their double checking?
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:04 pm

congratulations to all concerned.

re wakeupmartin's post on page 6- there's also an eponymous beer with which one could toast the occasion.

...Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn, was once asked to describe his beloved Lake District, to which he replied “exquisitely lovely”.

Inspired by this, Daniel Thwaites created Wainwright golden ale, refreshing with a delicate citrus fruit flavour and subtle sweetness.


http://www.danielthwaites.com/OurBrands/Ale
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby hydriot » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:34 pm

Respect to Lorca for her wonderful generosity.
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby sanneka » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:07 pm

Welcome to the world little Viva Katherine.
No doubt you will be loved and cherished by your parents and grandparents, uncles, aunts and all the friends and admireres of your family.
Nobody knows how your life will be, being born into fame and money does not automatically means happiness, as born into a parentship with one Mother and two Fathes does not mean missery.
No doubt you will receive tons of love from your Parents, whom I am sure have put much more thought into your creation than many "normal" Parents.
Lizzytysh, you said everything so beatiful.
All my best wishes to Viva, Lorca, Rufus, Jorn, Leonard and everybody who have been blessed with this little angel.
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby ascoli » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:01 am

Local news here in Montreal covered the birth of Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen to parents Lorca and Rufus and grandpa Leonard.
Congratulations and love to all ..
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lightning » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:37 am

But is it good for the Jews?
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby Dasia » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:30 am

Viva Katherine...a beautiful name for the new arrival and a reminder of much-missed Kate McGarrigle, whose memory will live on in more than her music. Inspired choice!

Welcome, little one, and cheers to the happy family :)
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby phillip » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:12 pm

I thought Anjani was Leonards girlfriend ?
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:14 pm

Well, she's sure not Viva Katherine's mother :lol: !
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lightning » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:19 pm

"Tis wise child that knows its fathers."
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby brightnow » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:26 pm

somewhat_nifty wrote:...Nice to see they have illustrated it with a pic of Anjani as Lorca! Bloody Daily Mail...
This illustrates two points:
1. The Daily Mail is a piece of trash (or rather, rubbish) that should not be read by anyone, ever.
2. It is hard to come by a picture of Lorca, possibly because she is a very private person, a sentiment that we should all respect.

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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby Maarten » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:36 pm

somewhat_nifty wrote:Nice to see they have illustrated it with a pic of Anjani as Lorca! Bloody Daily Mail...
I thought perhaps they got confused because the picture was taking BY Lorca, not OF Lorca, but the credits say Starpulse.com...

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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby bene449 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:23 pm

Phillip,

Anjani is not Leonard's girlfriend. He is seeing someone else, but not sure if i can divulge.
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Re: Grandpa Again

Postby lightning » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:32 pm

I hope it's not Rufus, that would be too incestuous. But he was such a beautiful boy. I met him backstage once when he was a child.

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